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Nomad Novelist's Comment
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I just took and passed my CDL-A learner's permit, and obtained all possible endorsements.

The only thing I studied was the High Road Training Program">High Road program here on the website. I didn't even do the review questions for some of the sections; just read the material.

Thanks, Brett! Good stuff.

I look forward to digging into the cargo securement, logbook , and weight & balance sections now.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Congrats Pixel- Pusher. I spent several months studying the High Road material myself. Aced all of my permit tests/ endorsements as well. I start school at the end of March. It will be nice showing up with Permit in hand as well as a completed TSA background check for HazMat. A lot less stress than cramming for the exam while at school. More time to concentrate on ALL of the other "stuff"

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Nomad Novelist's Comment
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as well as a completed TSA background check for HazMat.

I missed that step... How do you get the TSA background check ahead of time?

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Tractor Man's Comment
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I'm in Arizona. The way it works here is to take and pass the HM exam. Motor Vehicle Dept. Issued me paperwork and sent me to a company to be fingerprinted and pay an application fee. About $90.00. Background check took about 30 days. Got a letter from TSA confirming that I gad passed the STA. (Security Threat Assesment). When I pass the pre trip, backing, driving tests the HM endorsement will be on my CDL license.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Old School's Comment
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That TSA background check is handled differently from state to state. In Texas we are able to get it done ahead of having the actual CDL , and then when it is issued the endorsement appears on your new hard copy license. In other states you will need to obtain the license first.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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